John Kasich reveals new ‘Reunite Pink Floyd’ platform

In Politics by Jordan Freiman / February 3, 2016

John Kasich did not perform very well at the Iowa Caucus. I mean, he didn’t do Jim Gilmore bad, but 1.9% is not exactly a strong showing. In a desperate bid to win over the people, Kasich has now transitioned into making wild lofty claims that will never happen. His first priority? Reuniting Pink Floyd.

At the tail end of an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, Kasich was asked what the best concert he ever saw was. He said it was Pink Floyd’s The Wall, which he saw in Pittsburgh. Kasich called it “absolutely incredible” and said that he didn’t “even have to think twice. It was the best.” OK, I hate to be pedantic (ed. note: No, he doesnt), but what Kasich saw in Pittsburgh was Roger Waters’ The Wall. Pink Floyd’s The Wall was performed in 1980 and 1981, and the only places you could have seen that show in the United States were Nassau Coliseum in New York and the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. What Kasich saw is basically the same show with the key difference being a complete lack of any other member of Pink Floyd besides Waters.

Kasich then went on to say, “If I’m president, I’m am going to once and for all try to reunite Pink Floyd to come together and play a couple of songs. And since we have so much trouble in America with our finances, I’m going to start with a little song they created called ‘Money.’”

So, in this dream scenario, you convince Pink Floyd to reunite for “a couple of songs” and you’re going to waste one of them on “Money”? A song that is entirely about the kind of greed that leads to the type of income inequality we have in this country? How is that going to solve any of our problems?

Oh yeah, it’s also worth noting that reuniting Pink Floyd “once and for all” is literally impossible because Roger Waters and David Gilmour sort of hate each other these days, Gilmour has flat out said Pink Floyd is done, and, oh yeah, Richard Wright has been dead since 2008.

[h/t CoS | video via Raw Story | Photo: Getty]